Brazilian singer and songwriter Astrud Gilberto, who shot to fame after the release of her first song, The Girl From Ipanema, has died at 83.
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Born on 29 March 1940 in Salvador, Bahia, Brazil, Astrud Gilberto was a Brazilian singer and songwriter whose music heralded the Bossa nova and Brazilian Jazz genre.
In the 1960s and 70s, she became one of the Brazil’s biggest stars due to the explosion of her genre-mixing styles during subsequent eras. Throughout her four-decade-long career, she recorded around sixteen albums.
Gilberto also collaborated with the world’s biggest musicians, including George Michael, James Last, Quincy Jones, and Stan Getz, throughout her career. Her collaboration introduced the world to one of her iconic songs, Getz/Gilberto.
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Sadly, on Monday, Gilberto left us. Her granddaughter, Sofia, announced this bad news through Instagram. She wrote, my grandmother became a star today, next to my grandfather.
My grandmother was the best of all time, and at a young age, she gained international fame for her song The Girl From Ipanema. However, Gilberto’s family friend, fellow musician, and guitarist, Paul Ricci, confirmed the news and showed condolence for her death through a Facebook post.
Ricci posted that Gilberto was a crucial part of the Brazilian music industry, and she changed many lives with her energy.
How Did Astrud Gilberto Die?
On 5 June 2023, Gilberto died at her home in Philadelphia. However, the reasons for her death are still unknown.
Gilberto was born to a German father and a Brazilian mother. When she was young, her family relocated to Rio de Janeiro. Gilberto began singing during her teenage years. She used to sing with a group of young musicians, influencing Brazilian music.
One of the musicians in the group, who was nine years senior to her, was Joao Gilberto. Later, Astrud Gilberto and Joao Gilberto married each other.